pottygok (548) - Ohio, USA - MAY 30, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: Caramel and nuts with hints of fresh bread.
Appearance: Dark amber with tan head that dissipates quickly.
Taste: Light sweetness balance by a light sourness.
Palate: Full body, creamy sticky texture, soft carbonation, long finish.
Overall: A bit too malty for my taste, but still a really well developed beer. Quite nicely done.
rollinsr (547) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - APR 10, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a rich amber with thin filmy off-white head. Aroma is rich and thick with molasses and prunes. Flavor is predominantly prunes with little carbonation. Very thick and rich.
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lovemyipas (544) - nw burbs, Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
an interesting beer, kind of a cross between a scottish ale and a barley wine. dark copper color with a quarter inch bubbly head. aroma and flavor is mostly heavy toasted caramel malt with a touch of pine hops mixed in. medium to heavy body with ok lacing. this one would be interesting to cellar and was told when
it is aged it tastes like makers mark. hhhmmm.
craftbeersweden (544) - SWEDEN - AUG 31, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 27, 2016 I just LOVE this beatiful beer!
I pours hazy, dark amber/mahogny with a one finger high, beige head.
Nose: Caramel malt, brown sugar, syrup, fudge, biscuit, plum, molasses, oak and dried fruit. A really peasant nose!
Taste: Caramel, sweet cookies, malt, syrup, molasses, oak and plum.
Mouth: Full body and complex texture. Medium to high carbonation.
As I said - Beatiful!
Percy0103 (543) - MEXICO - OCT 31, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 355ml. A clear ruby beer with a medium size white foamy head and some lacing. Aroma is of bourbon, spices, malt, alcohol and something that reminds me of white chocolate. Taste is bitter with a strong sweet double aftertaste. Some carbonation and astringency. Aftertaste reminds me of caramel.
Illini08 (542) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 15, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Duane shared a bottle of this with a few of us. Some whiskey in the nose, some sweet malt flavor. This was not my style of beer. I haven’t warmed up to barleywines or old ales yet, so this wasn’t a favorite of mine.
Hudspart (538) - Byron Center, Michigan, USA - DEC 22, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Another great beer from Founders. Pours amber with a tiny head. Very, very sweet aroma. Flavor of alcohol, but not too overpowering. Very thick.
Voodoo (537) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a red hued amber with loose white head which disappears quickly......aroma of honey, raisins.....taste is thick mouthfeel with raisins, figs, caramel, booze, slight bitterness in the end and slightly metallic.
murran (536) - - SEP 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a redish brown body with a thin head. Faint malty aroma. Well balanced malty taste with tones of sugars and wood.
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bartzluke (533) - Oklahoma, USA - AUG 18, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brewed with molasses and oak aged. 12 oz pour from room-temp bottle into sniffer. Reddish-orange, clear, off-white head. Nose is sweet, cherry, malty, a little brown sugar, a hint of wood. Full body and creamy. A little sharp in the end. A bit dry. Taste is nice. Oaky and malty up front with a notable boozy finish. Coffee-like bitterness.